Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2012
Ivo founded GoodGym in 2009, a social enterprise that helps people get fit by doing good. Previously Ivo led projects increasing public participation for Local Authorities and NHS Trusts.
He has consulted and advised on user participation for technology startups in UK and US. In 2008, he directed the documentary film Us Now, an exploration of participatory culture. The film has been broadcast around the world, including Channel 4 in the UK, translated into 24 languages and watched by millions online. His 2013 film had similar success, going viral a year after its original release.
He has presented his work to governments worldwide including the French National Assembly, The Hague, the European Union, The Houses of Parliament (UK) and Washington DC. He presented to the House of Lords Information Committee in 2009 and spoke at the World Congress on Information Technology in 2010. Ivo is now full time working on the expansion of GoodGym.
Current principal role: CEO
Current principal organisation: GoodGym
Other leadership role 1: Trustee
Other organisation 1: Art Against Knives
Research: Lessons from Pirates: what can the German Pirate Party tell us about the future of organisations?
Research topics: Governance; Impact; Leadership; Policy; Public sector; Technology;
Secondment host: TaskRabbit